My husband, Tom started showing signs of this horrible disease in his mid-fifties. We still had children in high school and he was trying to run our small retail business. As parents of five children, we delighted in watching them as they grew and developed. Each new skill or stage was a milestone to look forward to. Watching Tom in this battle is like the reverse of that. The “milestones” are each devastating reminders of what abilities he is losing and the realization that he is being taken from us in the slowest and most excruciating way I can imagine. The fun-loving and talkative man I married is not himself, buried beneath layers of confusion and frustration. Alzheimer’s has to be stopped.
I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
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